Posted in Food and Beverage on 01.07.12
Anytime friends gather it seems they always want food. Here are some recipes for easy appetizers and party foods to try the next time you host a party, game-watching gathering, etc. Pineapple Cheeseball gives a refreshing taste to this common party food with its additions of pineapple and green bell pepper. The Dried Beef Cheese Ball is another great variety that is different from the usual or the store-bought ones. Impress your friends with your homemade appetizers! They go great with an assortment of crackers and/or some celery and carrot sticks. The crockpot dip is great with tortilla chips and your favorite selection of salsas.
PINEAPPLE CHEESE BALL
2 pkgs (8-oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups chopped pecans, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
dash of salt, optional
Stir crushed pineapple into the cream cheese. Gradually add in 1 cup of the pecans, bell pepper, onion, and salt, if using. When mixture is well blended, form into a ball. Roll the ball in the remaining cup of pecans. Chill until serving time. Serve with an assortment of crackers and celery sticks.
CROCKPOT CHILI CHEESE DIP
This recipe is from an old church in Southern Indiana.
1 lb hamburger
8-oz can green chilies
1 tsp chili powder
1 lb Velveeta cheese
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Cut cheese into small pieces. Brown hamburger in a skillet and drain well. Put all ingredients together in a crockpot, stir to blend and cook for at least an hour. If dip seems too thin, make a paste of 2 tablespoons flour whisked into 3 tbsp water. Add to the dip and whisk to blend. Serve with baked tortilla chips and your favorite salsa.
DRIED BEEF CHEESE BALL
This recipe is from an old Indiana church.
2 (8-oz each) pkgs cream cheese, softened
2 small pkgs dried beef, chopped
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp onion flakes
dash garlic flakes
2 tbsp milk
Mix cream cheese, onion flakes, garlic flakes,Worcestershire sauce, milk and then 1 1/2 of the packages of beef. Mix everything together well and form into a ball. Roll the ball in the remaining beef.
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